Pakistan ranked 134th on the Global SDG Index this year, down from 130th in 2019.
Relevant statistics on inequality have not been updated since 2015-16.
The anti-encroachment drive in Karachi is a cruel exercise in futility.
There is no point in fanning the anxieties in the civil service ranks over the issue of pensions.
Pakistan managed to post 5.8pc growth in exports in July on a year-on-year basis after recording an annual drop of 54pc in April.
About 3-5pc of big businesses in Pakistan did manage to make adjustments to ride through the tough phase comparatively unscathed.
The size of related economic activities is Rs100bn-110bn this year, down by 50pc from a year ago.
Independent experts found the assumption that the Chinese prefer a particular political party in Pakistan baseless.
Government employees earn on average about 49pc more than their counterparts in the private sector.
Dip in leisure travelling, overseas education spending, suspension of khaipia business leaves market operators with few options.
"The government is perceived as an alien entity when it turns a blind eye to people’s compelling problems".
More than half of the top 150 CEOs consider federal budget a non-event, according to a recent survey.
The historical baggage of corruption, political biases and underperformance failed to rekindle hope or generate much goodwill
The share of kitchen expenditure in household income is going to rise significantly for the middle class.
Big business wishes to cover its losses and quell the possibility of a disaster tax on the corporate sector
Uncertainty, fear and clipped family income altered the Eid market beyond recognition.
Pakistanis are estimated to have spent Rs560bn on Eid, down 30pc from the 2019 estimate of Rs800bn.
The share of contribution from the middle class has shrunk.
Joblessness seems to have weakened the government’s resolve to extend the lockdown until the deadly virus plateaus.
The future of the country in the end will depend on the lessons learned from the current experience.